DHAKA, President M Abdul Hamid today asked all
custodians of public money to play more strong role to ensure financial
transparency at all ministries and institutions.
The President came up with the call as a delegation of Comptroller and
Auditor General (CAG) of Bangladesh led by CAG Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury
submitted its 39 audit and accounts reports to him at Bangabhaban here this
Receiving the report, the head of state said it is the duty and
responsibility of people concerned to ensure the proper use of public money
in the greater interest of the nation, President's press secretary Joynal
Abedin told BSS.
Thanking the CAG and others concerned for preparing the subject-wise
report, he said, This will help increase transparency at all ministries and
institutions in financial dealings . . . And public interest will be
preserved in spending government funds.
The President was apprised of different aspects of the Annual Audit and
Accounts Report for 2014-2015 fiscal and previous financial years by the CAG
in the meeting.
A total of 25 annual audit reports of 18 ministries and divisions
involving Taka 5539.22 crore, nine special audit reports of eight ministries
and divisions amounting to Taka 617:34 crore and five other accounts report
were submitted to the President during the visit. The other delegation
members included Deputy CAG (Accounts and Reports) Md Mahbubul Haque and
Additional CAG (Parliament) AKM Hasibur Rahman. Concerned secretaries to the
President were also present at the meeting.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)